Episode #615: Dementor Duck (POA Chapter 12, The Patronus)

Expecto Patronum! On this week’s episode of MuggleCast, Andrew, Micah, Laura and Chloé join Harry as he faces down his biggest fears under the tutelage of his greatest teacher! Plus, just what’s up with Oliver Wood? Was he really going to bench The Chosen One?

  • Happy 20th anniversary to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! On this week’s bonus MuggleCast on Patreon, we celebrate 20 years of the fifth book!
  • Chapter-by-Chapter continues with Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 12: The Patronus
  • Seven Word Summary: Lupin teaches Harry how to fight Dementors
  • How does the faculty feel about Lupin searching their personal spaces for a boggart?
  • Why is it that a boggart Dementor has the same effect on Harry as a real Dementor?
  • Harry struggles to find a powerful enough memory to conjure a Patronus. If we were in Harry’s position, what would we choose?
  • Harry’s internal struggle: for as much as he wants to fight the Dementor, he also wants to hear his parents
  • How much is the Horcrux influencing Harry at certain moments throughout this chapter?
  • Lupin is the first adult figure to really believe in Harry!
  • We examine Lupin’s reactions to the mentions of both James and Sirius
  • What if the dementor’s kiss was your FIRST (and only) kiss? ::vomit::
  • Lupin challenges Harry on Sirius receiving the Dementor’s Kiss. Is this as a friend, a compassionate human being or a bit of both?
  • Anywayyyyyyy, back to the Firebolt Fiasco!
  • Wouldn’t a teacher have found out eventually that Harry had a super cool new broom, and wonder where it came from? Which begs the question… shouldn’t there be standardized equipment for school-based Quidditch?
  • Did Oliver Wood plan to bench Harry? Is there nothing he wouldn’t do to win?
  • Odds & Ends cover Lupin’s condition, Neville’s password problem, Hermione’s favorite subject, and more!
  • Quizzitch: What does Percy win from his girlfriend Penelope when Gryffindor beats Ravenclaw?
  • Next Week: Chapter 13 of Prisoner of Azkaban, Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw
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